Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Rebecca Anthony

Rebecca has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (2011). Before that, she attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she majored in Physics (2003). Her research interests include plasmas for synthesis of semiconductor nanostructures, gas-phase processing and functionalization of nanostructures, and aerosol deposition of functional films. The applications for these nanostructures and materials range from energy-oriented devices like light-emitting diodes and solar cells to biological imaging agents.

Thomas Schuelke

Thomas Schuelke earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical University Dresden, Germany, in 1996. He worked as a Research and Development Engineer for Charted Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore prior to taking over the responsibility for Fraunhofer USA’s Thin Film Coatings Laboratory in 1998. He is currently the director of the joint MSU-Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies.  Schuelke’s research addresses thin film coating technologies for industrial applications.

Qi Hua Fan

Biography/Research Expertise: Plasma Sources, Plasma-Material Interactions, Thin Film Solar Cells, Supercapacitors, Optical Thin Films, Functional Coatings, Electronic Materials and Semiconductor Devices

Tim Hogan

Research focus is in electronic materials, including temperature dependent electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity, Hall effect, and current vs. voltage measurements for materials and devices. Areas of research have included single crystal diamond, thermoelectric materials, oxide nanowires, and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Experimental techniques include pulsed laser deposition, laser micromachining, cleanroom procedures, solid state reactions, powder processing, spark plasma sintering, and high temperature high pressure pressing/annealing.

Sergey Baryshev

Sergey Baryshev graduated in 2004 from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg, Russia) with an MS in Applied Physics/Materials Science, and received his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 2008 conducting work with emphasis on high temperature superconductor materials and devices.

Weiyi Lu

Dr. Weiyi Lu received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2011 and performed postdoctoral studies in the Department of Structural Engineering at UCSD from 2011 to 2014.